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Testimonials

Everyone was impressed with the variety, quality and presentation of the food….

On my 72nd birthday, celebrated at our oceanfront vacation rental in Maine, my 3 sons announced that they would “take care of dinner”. Imagine my surprise, when walking into the kitchen, there was Chef Ken! He had prepared an incredible spread of appetizers, followed by entrees, vegetables and desserts for 13. Everyone was impressed with the variety, quality and presentation of the food, and enjoyed each and every bite. Chef Ken and Marlo were engaging, professional, and their attention to detail- impeccable. Plus, the entire evening was stress free for me; spent the evening with family, rather than cooking, serving, and facing the dreaded after dinner mess. Ken did it all. Flawless from start to finish. If you are looking for a combination of fine dining, with the convenience and privacy of home, call Chef Ken. A memorable experience awaits. Maine Private Chef Service Maine Private Chef Service Maine Private Chef Service Maine Private Chef Service

Karen

Ken has an in-depth knowledge of the food and everything he served was delicious…

Ken has an in-depth knowledge of the food and everything he served was delicious. He was very conscientious of our dietary restrictions and invented in the ways to make the meals still wonderful. Ken is very friendly, flexible and easy to work with. All of our kids have favorite fishes from him. He also gave us a cooking class which was fun and enlightening! We look forward to using him again in the future!

Jen Ruben

Our guests raved about the food….

Thank you so much for your awesome catering services!  Ken was very responsive and worked with me to create a menu that worked for my son’s graduation party.  Ken kept me informed throughout the process and confirmed the menu and arrival time to drop off the food for the party. That day Ken arrived right on time with all the food and equipment {serving dishes, chaffing dishes, and utensils} for a successful party!  He showed me how the food was organized and how to use all the equipment.  Everything was packaged in trays {mostly disposal} so we could easily refill items with easy clean up! Whenever I host a party, I am worried about not having enough food but there was PLENTY to go around!  We even had leftovers which was nice to send some party goers home with to go bags! Our guests raved about the food and loved the customized menu which included gluten free options!  The menu included steak and cheese subs, sausage subs, chicken skewers, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, garden salad, and cheese board.  The hit of the party was the fried dough with all the toppings! The quality and quantity of food was amazing all at a reasonable price.  I would not hesitate to use Ken again!

Lincoln Financial Group

He’s Clearly An Expert….

Chef Ken will meet your catering needs and exceed your expectations. We hire Chef Ken for our non profit’s annual Corn Hole Tournament and our selected menu with him was superb. His portions exceeded our needs and we recived nothing but praise. He is timely, professional and clearly an expert in his field.

Safe Haven Ballet

I would highly recommend Ken as a personal chef…

Ken was responsive and thorough in asking questions about our food preferences; collaboratively we planned a three-course meal for two. Because I am a vegetarian, he was accommodating in creating two distinct main courses for us. My boyfriend said the wellington was one of the best meals he has ever had. Ken elevated home-style favorites like the spinach artichoke dip (so creamy!) and apple crisp (with freshly made cinnamon whipped cream). My harvest bowl with veggies and pesto Alfredo sauce was delicious and hearty too. The price was reasonable for the amount and quality of food we received. I would highly recommend Ken as a personal chef.

Happy Client

You can not beat this anywhere in the Seacoast!

We ordered the Valentine’s Day Dinner special of Beef Wellington, Asparagus, Parisian Potatoes and Dessert. The Wellington was beautifully cooked, and simple to reheat at home without compromising any taste or quality of the dish. Likewise the asparagus- probably the best I’ve ever eaten, and the potatoes – which were done in such a fun style that I don’t think I could even replicate it myself at home. We were beyond happy, satisfied customers and I’m really looking forward to ordering from Chef Ken again. Delicious food, reasonable prices, and generous portions. You can not beat this anywhere in the Seacoast!

Lori N.

For anyone looking for an amazing chef…

For anyone looking for an amazing chef and someone to make the process of catering for any formal event easier, chef is the guy to do it! My husband and I were extremely stressed with wedding details as well as my mother and he took care of everything so that we had time to focus on other things but kept us up to date with emails, phone calls and meet with us as needed! When the big day came everything went beyond smooth and can’t thank Ken and Cassie enough! Thank you!

Collene L.

His attention to detail was refreshing…

We hired Chef Ken Payette to cater our daughter’s wedding. His attention to detail was refreshing.  He arrived early to get familiar with the kitchen and reception area. The food was nicely presented, delicious, and the timing between courses was perfect. Ken was easy to work with which took a lot of the stress off us and made it more enjoyable. We were pleased to receive a lot of compliments from our guests. Thanks again.

Darlene and Dan C.

He took my simple ideas and evolved them into delectable treats…

Ken catered my Grand Opening Event, and not only did he keep the price point within $6 of my target cost but he took my simple ideas and evolved them into delectable treats. Every client was delighted, and he is always my first recommendation when it comes to food. If you want a unique taste that is impressively dynamic you want to hire Ken. He is more than just a chef he is an innovator, taking simple everyday food and pairing them in surprising ways to extracting flavor to create a decadence you never say coming.

Rachel D.

The food was fantastic and had plenty of it!

Thank you so much for catering the party! The food was fantastic and had plenty of it! (leftovers too!) 5 stars and would recommend you for any party in a heartbeat! Thanks again!

Sarah S.

Great experience!

Great experience! Food was awesome, and he did such a great job with presentation and setting up. So glad I chose him to cater! Highly recommend!

Sarah F.

We were pleased …

We were pleased with Ken’s catering for our wedding reception! No worries for us, so we could enjoy our guests. He provided exactly what we wanted to serve our guest.

Kathy H.

Very great experience …

Very great experience for our first event where we hired a Caterer to handle all the food. Easy to work with and large menu options.

Diane R.

Awesome job ….

Awesome job ….plenty of food would definitely rehire wish I had taken photos would definitely recommend beautiful job all around 👍👍

Audrey G.

Guests raves about the food and service…

Ken and his team did an excellent job with our catering needs. We had about 100 people and the food were fresh and fantastic as well as the crew was professional and efficient. Guests raves about the food and service. I highly recommend Ken for any of your catering needs!

David C.

Everyone, LOVED the food.

I worked in the same building where Ken prepared specials daily and immediately I fell in love with his style and ability to bring a twist to the menu…
He is by far one of the best chefs I’ve ever had a pleasure of working with. I would highly recommend him and believe with great confidence that he will satisfy!

-The Dwelley’s

Hire Ken for your catering needs!

Ken and his team did an amazing job catering a wedding for our family. The food Ken prepared exceeded our expectations and EVERYONE commented on how delicious everything was. There was more than enough food, the presentation was beautiful… Outstanding attention to detail. Hire Ken for your catering needs! You will not be disappointed!

– Sara

The food was delicious and plentiful!!

Ken is very professional, friendly, personable and easy to work with. The food was delicious and plentiful!! One daughter’s wedding down and one more to go next year.. thank you very much Ken! I look forward to working with you again!!

– Melisa

The food was excellent.

Ken catered two Eagle Courts of Honor for me this year. The food was excellent. His extra added touches were a bonus. I would highly recommend having him cater your event. Rave reviews from all who attended!!!

– Jill

Excellent food!!

“…He is skilled in a variety of cuisines and his flavors are spot on.”

– Peggy

Highly recommend! The food is delicious.

Highly recommend! The food is delicious.

– Courtney

You have filled a much needed void for lots of people.

“It is a treat here similar to going out and getting take out. We will order again. You have filled a much needed void for lots of people… which is wonderful!”

– Rochester Customer